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Numerical analysis of flow and heat in variable angle slider bearing

Osman, Kahar and Md. Sheriff, Jamaluddin and Zainal, Muhammad Fazly and Matzin, Ahmad Nazrain and Asral, Asral (2010) Numerical analysis of flow and heat in variable angle slider bearing. In: 10th Asian International Conference On Fluid Machinery, 21–23 October 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3464915


In this study, two-dimensional numerical approach is used to analyse flow and heat transfer in the gas slider air bearing. The flow field of a micro scale channel between an inclined slider and a moving bottom wall is calculated under a variety of slider postures. The heat transfer through the channel is also calculated with variety bottom wall speed. The effects of the variable inclined angles of the slider and the variable bottom plate velocities of the channel on pressure distributions profiles are presented. The relationships of the peak pressure and windward angle, and the positions of the peak pressure along the channel are also obtained. The effects of variation in pitching angle of slider bearing on a two-dimensional heat analysis are further investigated. In this analysis, the highest pressure is obtained when the inclined angle is between medium to high cases. The location of peak pressure found to be located at 0.95 of Xc/L. The highest temperature is obtained when the inclined angle is at low. The peak temperature is located near the end of the channel for all cases. In the variable bottom wall velocities problem, both the highest pressure and highest temperature is obtained when the velocity is high respectively. With the increment of pitching angles by 0.002 rad., the outlet temperature decrease by 4.09%.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:heat transfer, channel flow, finite element analysis, viscosity measurement
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:27959
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Aug 2012 07:51
Last Modified:27 Aug 2017 00:42

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